Friday, 17 August 2007

Singapore Airlines announce date of maiden A380 flight

Singapore Airlines will launch its A380 maiden flight on October 25th.

The biggest passenger plane has been long awaited for after an 18 month delay. The first flight will be a long haul journey from Singapore to Sydney.

“Everyone at Singapore Airlines is keenly anticipating the delivery of this new plane,” said Singapore Airlines chief executive Chew Choon Seng. “The first flight promises to be one of the most exciting occasions in aviation history.”

Tickets for the flight will be up for sale by auction on eBay with all money from the sales being donated to charity.

SIA have stated that the first A380 will be configured to allow seating for 471 passengers over 3 classes including the new Singapore Airlines Suites being the most luxurious aspect. The plane will be delivered on October 15th after a special ceremony in Toulouse.

The Super Jumbo is said to facilitate the latest engine and cabin technology, which aims to reduce noise pollution for both those onboard, and people living near the runways.

This A380 is the first from a total order of 19.

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